Monthly Archives: September 2012

Corner Crossing

  Taken with a Fujifilm X10.  ISO 800, f5 and 32 seconds.  I didn’t have a tripod, so I propped the camera down on my lens cap, on top of a bench.  I waited until there was movement and snapped. … Continue reading

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This is either the silliest or the most amazing post ever!

It was a 6:45 on a pretty normal morning this week. The cool air had left the car drenched in condensation and when I opened the car door to get in, a solitary drop of water fell from the lip … Continue reading

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clarity where there wasn’t

Abstractions isn’t a place I hang out.  As more of a landscape photographer, I tend to see in broader realms, vistas.  Sharpness corner to corner is the language I speak.  Wide angle lenses are my compadres. Occasionally, however, I get … Continue reading

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Oasis

This facility is located in what is actually a very nice public playground outside of Boston and was not quite as uninviting as I made it out to be. Alternative title, “Any port in a storm”. iPhone 4, edited with … Continue reading

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An Early Reminiscing

Without thinking, only feeling, I crossed this boardwalk time and time again.  Mostly alone, occasionally with someone I cared enough to show.  It’s been there.  It will be there.  I’ll cross again. But what if I don’t?  What if I … Continue reading

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“The windows of my soul…”

“The windows of my soul are made of one-way glass, don’t bother looking into my eyes if there’s something you want to know, just ask”. Ani DiFranco, American singer, guitarist, poet, and songwriter How refreshing and direct!  iPhone 4, edited … Continue reading

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The Death Valley Details

The photo below is what came out of the camera (a Sony NEX 5N) and was taken on a blistering scorcher in Death Valley National Park last year. When I popped it onto my 21″ Apple Mac screen, I was … Continue reading

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My first engagement shoot

My daughter approached me a few months ago to ask if I would consider doing an engagement shoot for her best friend Amy as a gift.  I’ve known Amy for ever and was delighted to have the opportunity to do … Continue reading

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Divergent Paths: Fujifilm vs. Sony

I’m pretty squarely in the camp of ‘the future belongs to mirrorless‘, because I’m rather fond of the smaller and lighter form factor (that’s bodies and lenses) and can clearly see with me own two eyes that the image quality … Continue reading

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On solitude

“It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it” Rainer Maria Rilke (Austro-German lyric poet, 1875-1926) Canon SX-230HS P&S, f/5.9, 1/500s, ISO 250

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An Autumn Approaches

The turning over. Soon.  Soon enough, he said.

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Return to Monument Valley (sort of)

In 2010, we visited many of the iconic sights of the Great American Southwest, and Monument Valley was by far, my favorite.  I wrote in this post how I shot the sun rising in the Valley, but as much as … Continue reading

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The surprise about man

The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him the most.  He said: “Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And then he is so anxious about the future … Continue reading

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Our approach to shooting

Prentis Drew, long time friend and Featured Photographer of 2 Guys Photo, recently asked us about our shooting style.  It was prompted by this post by Rey, and pertained to this image: From Prentis: Rey, A very interesting shot. It … Continue reading

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The Escher Trap

  If you’re familiar with M.C. Escher (for more, see here)… as I expect most are… then you may see what I saw here. I once had an iPhone and thoroughly enjoyed snapping pics everywhere I went.  The whole “the … Continue reading

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Summer in the city, part 2

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”   Henry David Thoreau Another visit to Castle Island in South Boston, this time at the beach on Pleasure Bay. Focusing on the couple at an aperture of f/5 to deemphasize … Continue reading

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The Shadow Revelation

I recall the pleading, the maneuvering.  Can we get a dog?  Please, please, please…. can we?  When the kids were old enough, I enlisted them in this pursuit. I recall the day she said yes… but on one condition.  It … Continue reading

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Summer in the city

The Castle Island playground in South Boston is an oasis, particularly on a hot summer Sunday, as seen here.  Shot at f/16 as I wanted the boy on the bench in the foreground, as well as the planes in the … Continue reading

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 User Report

Here at 2 Guys Photo, cameras come and go.  Most of them do the trick, are as advertised, get the job done.  The reviews I write typically reflect that sentiment.  Occasionally, the cameras I use are especially good.  Sometimes they … Continue reading

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The edge of the world

The view from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine. From the site AcadiaMagic.com: At 1,532 feet, Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard and is the first … Continue reading

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